Never in our lives have we ever spent so many weekends in the city. Never in our lives have we ever seen so much rain! Today was no different, but I decide we are going to go and see art galleries. All of us. Even in the rain. Our first stop is a place that we happened to notice while on our bikes last weekend, Tornabouni Arte, a 5 minute walk from Via Della Spiga. S.man is busily chatting with the gallerist. My kids and I are quietly looking around. My daughter says to me. “What is this?” and she points to work of art that consists of 1 single line drawn horizontally on a very large blank canvas. I look down at her pretty little face and say ‘that is art’. She looks at me, and asks me if she can have a candy out of the candy tray.
Our second stop is to the famous Cardi Black Box, a neatly hidden, open space art gallery in a small quiet courtyard of the Brera area. The terror twins are restless, they want to play, they don’t want to go to Art Galleries. I promise them presents if they behave. Once inside my children’s eyes light up. In the middle of the giant loft like space there is something that might seem like a giant jumping balloon to the eyes of a 4 year-old. They both start to move towards it. I stop them in their tracks. “DONT TOUCH IT, ITS ART!” my children look at me curiously. On the walls are photographs of knives, women, naked women touching themselves. My husband is talking to the gallerist. My daughter starts to look at the photo’s. ‘let’s touch the balloon!’ I whisper to the kids. “just one little touch..”
The Best site to find Art Galleries in Milan is Milano da Bere, 28 pages of ART GALLERIES TO CHOOSE FROM!! http://www.milanodabere.it/milano/gallerie_d_arte